cauliflower

noun, often attributive cau·li·flow·er \ ˈkȯ-li-ˌflau̇(-ə)r , ˈkä- , -lē- \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of cauliflower

: a garden plant (Brassica oleracea botrytis) related to the cabbage and grown for its compact edible head of usually white undeveloped flowers; also : its flower cluster used as a vegetable

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Origin and Etymology of cauliflower

Italian cavolfiore, from cavolo cabbage (from Late Latin caulus, from Latin caulis stem, cabbage) + fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos — more at cole, blow


CAULIFLOWER Defined for Kids

cauliflower

noun cau·li·flow·er \ ˈkȯ-li-ˌflau̇-ər , ˈkä- \

Definition of cauliflower for Students

: a vegetable that is a white head of undeveloped flowers and is related to the cabbage


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